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Why Company Culture is Vital in Remote Onboarding

Time to read: 4 minute read

Company Culture’s Role in Remote Onboarding Summary:
– Company culture is important in any new hire onboarding situation, but even more important when remote onboarding.
– The ways of company culture have shifted and evolved as the workforce shift to a fully remote workforce.
– Steps every business with a strong company culture should take to warmly welcome the new hire.

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Guide To Reopen Offices Checklist

Time to Read: 3 minutes

– Eight critical points to include in your reopening plan.
– Leadership, HR, Legal, Operations, Communications to determine an actionable plan.
– How to communicate the plan to your internal employees, customers, and vendors.

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What’s Next for Back to Normal? Work After COVID-19

Time to read: 4 minutes

Back to Normal and the Workforce Summary:
– The discussion around taking work back into the office is happening. However, the way we use to work will look significantly different from the ever-so-trendy open workspace changing to a more closed off setup.
– Networking and business travel will resume, eventually, but will be closely assessed and monitored.
– Companies are still trying to generate leads and continue with business as usual while also working to be a compassionate partner and resource to their customers.

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Creating a Strong and Sustainable Workforce

Time to read: 5 minutes

A Strong and Sustainable Workforce Summary:
– Sustainability is important for the environment as well as businesses and sets society up for success in the future.
– Profiles seamlessly moved its business remotely through prior sustainability efforts.
– How can you create a sustainable workforce to withstand future roadblocks?

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Remote Staff Engagement via Virtual Team Building

Time to Read: 5 minutes

Virtual Team Building Summary:
– Before COVID-19, remote work is touted as a preferred method of work with employees citing better productivity, loyalty, and more likely to refer potential employees. However, with staff not in office, how do business leaders keep the workforce engaged on a human level?
– Leadership and company culture is the foundation for building a strong remote staff and must be established and lived by.
– Virtual Happy Hours are the most widely practiced form of virtual team building, however, we touch a couple more ideas that will break up the workweek.

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How Companies Can Strategically Plan for a Possible Second Wave of Coronavirus

Time to read: 6 minutes

Business Planning for Alleged Second Wave of Coronavirus Summary:
– As the US Government starts to entertain the idea of re-opening, public health officials warn and hypothesize the second wave of coronavirus is in store.
– What can we compare and learn from the Flu Outbreak of 1918?
– Should public health predictions be true, now is the time for businesses to re-evaluate initial approaches in response to COVID-19 to be better positioned in the event of a second wave.

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What Hiring Regulations During COVID-19 Look Like

Time to read: 6 minutes

Hiring Regulations During COVID-19 Summary:
– Clarification on hiring regulations through the EEOC.
– Understand what employers can and cannot do when hiring during a pandemic as explained in the Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and Americans with Disabilities Act.
– What steps employers can take to keep their workforces safe and healthy – remote and on-site.

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Creative and Marketing Hiring During COVID-19

Time to read: 5 minutes

Impact on Creative and Marketing Hiring During COVID-19
– Is now the time to job search, especially in the creative and marketing niche, despite news of massive layoffs and furloughs?
– In regards to marketing and creative technology jobs, the marketing discipline continues to see a steady flow of opportunity for job seekers.
– Consumer behavior has changed in the wake of COVID-19, which continues to keep CIO and CMO ears perked and focused on digital spending.

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COVID-19 Impact to the Creative and Marketing Workforce

Time to Read: 2 minutes

– Staffing Industry Analyst released an assessment on April 6, 2020 on how COVID-19 will impact the workforce.
– The short term and peak of the coronavirus pandemic is estimated to be two to six months in which businesses and the workforce will be impacted.
– While specific industries will see demand through this pandemic it does not equate to increased investment as consumers are seeking cost savings and businesses need to reduce costs.
– How will industries fare in the recovery period? Can 2021 be business as normal?

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Career Housekeeping to Lift Your Spirits During Quarantine

Time to read: 5 minutes

Career Housekeeping to Lift Your Spirits Summary
– Combatting the uncertainty and negativity that comes with news of business closures, layoffs, and prolonged social distancing.
– Tips on how to use this time to update your materials and the effects of updating job search materials can have on your mental health, mood, and confidence.

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Video Conferencing Etiquette

Video Conferencing Etiquette: 15 Tips To Share Before Your Next Meeting

Time to Read: 10 minutes

– 15 tips to share with your video conference attendees prior to your next virtual meeting.
– When to use video conferencing over instant messaging, emails, or phone calls.
– Tips to drive engagement without going over time.
– Follow-up best practices that hold accountability and hit deliverable deadlines.

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COVID-19 creative and marketing job market report

COVID-19: Creative and Marketing Job Market Report

Time to read: 8 minutes 

COVID-19 Creative and Marketing Job Market Report Summary
– Are companies and HR personnel still moving forward with hiring plans? 
– Are job seekers still searching for jobs? 
– How will budget cuts and layoffs affect the market? 
– How secure do employees feel in their current positions? 
– What is expected in a universally remote work environment? 

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Maximizing Productivity and Accountability in Remote Staff

Time to Read: 4 minutes

Maximizing Productivity and Accountability in Remote Staff:
– How to continue with business as usual for a seamless transition and success going 100% remote.
– Enlist the help of tools, such as chat and video services to keep staff connected with one another on projects and day-to-day communications.
– Top remote technology tools to look into as you get acclimated working from home.

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Internet Deals for Your Work From Home Needs

Internet Deals For Your Work From Home Needs

Time to Read: 2 minutes

Summary:

– Internet deals and wifi promotions across Comcast, Spectrum, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile.
– These internet deals cover new and existing customers.
– Corporate america and school age kids are now home due to COVID-19 precautions. Bandwidth issues and internet speeds have slowed to a crawl. Inside we’ve compiled the best internet deals for your home wifi needs.

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Creating Remote Work-Life Balance Amid COVID-19

Time to read: 6 minutes

Summary of Creating Remote Work-Life Balance During COVID-19:
– Working from home is one, solid way to achieve work-life balance, but with that comes the trouble of deciphering when work ends and home begins.
– Tips for creating harmony with strictly enforced remote work and COVID-19 quarantine situations are explored as we focus on what we can control.
– Dedicated workspaces, rituals, time blocking, and more to ensure a healthy remote work-life balance.

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Profiles Remote Talent Solutions During COVID-19

Remote Talent Solutions During COVID-19

Time to Read: 6 minutes

Summary:
– Job applications in creative and marketing are up 6% week over week.
– Industries which are thriving amid coronavirus include retail banking, delivery services, digital agencies, Ecommerce, healthcare, and senior living.
– Making it happen remotely. A spelled out plan from hiring solutions, interviewing, onboarding, training, and 3 months into the job.

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